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Cocktail Carousel

By mofgimmers on January 4th, 2007

CocktailcarouselIf you’re old enough, chances are alcohol features heavily in your life. Booze is your best pal when you’re down in the dumps, and also there for you when you are celebrating. This planet is full to bursting with drunks. Well, for the suave drinker, why not show off to your mates with this cracking Cocktail Carousel?

It dispenses one 1.5-oz. shot at a time and automatically refills the dispenser-no need to carefully measure to mix the perfect drink… just like proper optics! The bottles rotate for easy and swish selection and it looks superior than having them all on the shelves of your kitchen next to the Daddies sauce. Ideal for drinking indoors after a session with your travel bar or loading up with a sneaky book/hipflask! BUY IT for around £30


No Smoking ashtray, by Josh Owen

By mofgimmers on January 3rd, 2007


What can you say about this? Basically, it’s an ashtray. Aping the ‘no smoking’ sign, it makes it a great little ashtray that is actually funny (or ironic dependent on your viewpoint).

The ashtray is made of ceramic and 4" in diameter and has a soft foam bottom to prevent damage to your furniture. It has been designed by Josh Owen would look perfect on any smokers’ table. All you need now is the Hunter S. Thompson hat and cig’ holder and you’re away! BUY IT


Predicta Meteor retro TV

By mofgimmers on January 3rd, 2007


TVs have been overlooked by designers for far too long. By and large, television sets look the same, all with an eye on being sleek and ‘futuristic’. Well, thanks to the clever folks at Predicta, you can now get something that will be retro and cool, as well as having all mod cons.

Predicta is a modern company making TVs heavily influenced by fifties design and have a website full of bizarre and unusual TVs. The Meteor, the quirkiest of the models is designed by Mike L. Scott and has aircraft/UFO inspired legs, a hand-built hardwood cabinet and a 24-inch screen, which pivots on a polished brass collar.

Even though these sets are distinctly backward looking, they’re still jam packed with the latest technology which means you can easily connect it up with your cable and DVD player.

Drop Predicta an email to see where they’ll deliver and for a price for your chosen set. Click here to find out more.

[via RetroToGo]


Most Wanted: Motorola RIZR Z3

By ShinyMedia on January 2nd, 2007

Moto’s new RIZR is based on its hugely successful RAZR, so you know it will be more popular than a batch of piping hot cakes. It’s a stylish slider phone – Motorola don’t normally do slider phones so it’s interesting that they’ve entered such a crowded market – with a 2MP camera, expandable memory and an MP3 player which supports AAC formats.

You can listen to music on the RIZR using the proprietary headphones or using stereo Bluetooth headphones. Other features include a web browser, email client, calendar,
calculator, alarm clock, Java games and applications, MMS messaging and
speakerphone mode. It’s currently available for nowt on a monthly contract, or for around £200 SIM-free.

More mobiles on Brandish


The Dunk Mug

By mofgimmers on January 2nd, 2007


Tea is the staple diet of every upstanding Briton. For me, the whole point of tea is to dunk biscuits in it. It’s less a drink, and more a dunk receptical. So, Charles and Marie have created the world’s perfect dunking cup. Basically, it’s a dual purpose Dunk Mug which saw The Sunday Express bubbling with giddiness saying that this super mug is ‘a must-have for every cookie lover’.

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Thaw candles

By mofgimmers on January 2nd, 2007

ThawcandleWe’ve had a few tips for cool lighting on Brandish, but this (forgive the pun) is probably the coolest of the bunch. For Under $40, you can buy yourself a Thaw Candle designed by Mathew Jackson, which will intrigue anyone coming to snoop around your house (commonly known as family and friends).

Basically, freeze the mold overnight, light your candle inside, and watch the shade melt back into its own mold, ready to be frozen again. If you’re the kind of buffoon (like I am) who forgets about burning candles when sloping off to bed I would have thought that the water surrounding the candle will provide  a bit of piece of mind. BUY IT


USB rocket launcher

By mofgimmers on December 22nd, 2006


Are you at war with the rest of your office? Ever thought about buying a rocket launcher to take out your boss? Sadly, we can’t offer you surface to air missiles and the like, but we can show you this great little gadget.

With the ability to connect (and simultaneously control) an almost unlimited number of missile launchers (well, only limited by your system memory and number of USB ports), the USB Laser Guided Missile Launcher will empower you to unleash something akin to total office annihilation. Not only will you achieve strength with the size of your battery of missiles, they will be accurate too thanks to the built-in laser missile aiming system that allows you to aim and fire your weapons with close to pinpoint accuracy!

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Futuristic i-Theater specs

By mofgimmers on December 21st, 2006


Are you into the X-Men and want to look like that Cyclops bloke? Or maybe you just want to look like a man of the future? Well, you can… and watch films at the same time!

Mikimoto-Beans has introduced the i-Theater which is the all new high quality video glasses for your iPod video (or any other device with AV outputs). It features 2 high resolution TFT displays with QVGA resolution, 230K pixels and comes with two built-in earphones, so when you’re watching a film you get the sound in stereo and more importantly, you don’t do everyone’s heads in.

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Genius football webcam

By ShinyMedia on December 20th, 2006

Genius (modest company name, that) have launched the perfect webcam for football
fans. The Genius Football Cam comes in the shape of a football with a camera in the centre.

It features a 300K pixel sensor (640×480 resolution at
30 fps), has a built-in microphone, a snapshot button, and bundled software that includes a
security surveillance function.

It has a tough rubberised finish and a base that rotates
through 360 degrees. It’s compatible with Windows and Mac. Best of all, it costs £9.99. BUY IT
[Via Tech Digest]

Not suitable for bedroom-based kickabouts though.
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Nintendo Monopoly board game

By mofgimmers on December 20th, 2006

Nintendo_monopolyChances are, there will be a few board games getting the dust down by relatives this Christmas. This will probably be due to the fact that the family so seldom see each other that they’ve forgotten how to talk to each other. Well, instead of falling into a festive funk about the prospect of Cluedo, why not whip out your own?

Monopoly have wisely adapted their game for different regions of Britain and the like, but the most interesting I’ve seen is this cracker; Nintendo Monopoly. The games lets you buy up various classic Nintendo people and places, and most importantly,  comes complete with 6 collectible pewter tokens of Donkey Kong’s Barrel, Link’s Iron Boots, Hylian Shield, NES Controller, Mario’s Cap, and Koopa Shell.  £30? Bargain. BUY IT



No Mr Brandish reader, I expect you to buy this villain chair…

By admin on December 20th, 2006

You’ve got your quirky facial disfigurement. Your plans to rule the world in a nefarious stylee. And your strokable white cat. You’ve even got some piranhas on order. All you need now is a suitably villainous chair. May we recommend, well, the Villain Chair? Just a thought.

It’s got thick, dark leather to provide maximum comfort, is perched on a swivel base, and 17 ejector buttons / pitfall switches in the armrest. Okay, we’re assuming that last bit’s true.

It costs £3,600 though, so you’ll need a scheme or two up your sleeve to find the funds. BUY IT, or check out some less evil items in our Home category.

(via CrunchGear)


Spion Orbiter spy snooper

By admin on December 20th, 2006

To be honest, Christmas is the time of year when you DON’T want to be spying on the neighbours. They’ll only be having blistering arguments about who forgot to defrost the turkey / why the kids don’t deserve a Wii / who invited smelly old Aunt Elsie anyway. It’s not exactly fascinating stuff.

Nevertheless, if you really must spend the festive season snooping on next-door, you’ll be wanting the new Spion Orbiter Electronic Listening Device. It lets you earwig on conversations up to 300 feet away, and even record snippets for later blackmail. Plus it looks like an alien killing machine, which always helps.

[via Uncrate]


Toy duck shooting gallery

By admin on December 20th, 2006

Shooting ducks in the real world is cold, laborious work. Translation: Brandish can’t aim straight with a powerful weapon in our hands. Stop giggling at the back. Anyway, far easier is to shoot up some poultry from the comfort of your desk, with Iwantoneofthose’s Duck Shooting Gallery.

A bunch of plastic ducks scroll along the top of this gadget, with infrared sensors on each to detect if your shots take them out. There’s an LED scoreboard to record how accurate you are, and what the site itself describes as "mildly annoying" carnival music. Nice.

It costs £24.95. BUY IT, or check out our Toys category for other cool gadgets.


Chocolate Evan Hecox guitar skateboard

By mofgimmers on December 19th, 2006


Skateboard decks have always been a great canvass for great design with some stunning artwork getting the shit grinded out of it.

Well, news reaches us of some ace boards from the great RetroToGo of some gorgeous retro guitar skateboards from the hand of Evan Hecox.

Hecox is a renowned US artist who has designed these decks for skateboard firm Chocolate. Each one features a different classic guitar model, with the Vox Teardrop guitar and Beatle Rickenbacker being two that stand out.

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Would you flog an unwanted Christmas present on eBay?

By ShinyMedia on December 18th, 2006

Picture_1_258 As George Michael might have sung, ‘Last Christmas I gave you my heart, the very next day it was on eBay.’

Yes, a recent survey shows that 15 per cent of UK online
shoppers plan to sell unwanted Christmas gifts online. A further 35 per
cent are considering it – with women more likely to do so than men. Unscrupulous wenches.

Make sure that the loved one whose gift you’re selling on doesn’t find out though… the poll also reveals that 7 out of 10 gift-givers would be hurt if they found out their present had been listed on eBay. Only 1.6 per cent of those polled said they would be happy if the gifts they gave were sold on eBay. Personally, it wouldn’t bother me at all. I’d like to think I was a good enough present-giver that this would never happen. Although I’m probably deluding myself…

For eBay bargains and oddities, check out sister site Bayraider.

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